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The First Timer’s Going to Court Cheat Sheet

What to wear? Where to stand? Going to court for the first time can be an intimidating experience, but it can become familiar with practice. The level of formality and decorum in a courtroom is a unique part of Canadian life and should be treated seriously. Unlike what you may have seen on shows and… Read More »

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Can you trust what’s in your trust account? A brief overview of Canada’s electronic payment systems

making payment on a phone

Every day, millions of Canadians electronically transfer funds among themselves, using their bank or other financial institutions as an intermediary. Conveniences like Interac debit purchases, online e-transfers, or wire transfers give the perception of near instantaneous transactions. However, even though our financial system operates on the assumption that these payment systems are instantaneous, often no… Read More »

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission releases cybersecurity resources for small businesses

cybersecurity basics

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has just released cybersecurity resources for small business. They were developed after the FTC hosted roundtables to ask business owners what they needed to deal with the threat of cybercrime. While not specifically aimed at law firms, the cyber issues and dangers they face are often the same as any… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology

New and exciting opportunities – and claims risks: Marijuana law

man smoking

As recreational marijuana makes its way onto Ontario store shelves, lawyers are gearing up for the new market. From producers to retailers, and everything in between – retail stores, physicians, banks, transportation companies, accountants, you name it – clients will come from all segments of industry. Here we take a look at some of the… Read More »

Categories: Uncategorized, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies, Law Practice Management, Risk Management & Claims Prevention

In the practicePRO Library: Macs in Law

Are you Mac-curious? The vast majority of lawyers and law practices still use Windows, but an increasing number are contemplating the switch to Mac, due to its reliability, usability, and security. However, authors Brett Burney and Tom Lambotte know that Macs may not be the best choice for every lawyer and law practice. Macs in… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

In the practicePRO Library: Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers

Trust accounting is one area that no one can afford to overlook, but busy lawyers don’t have time or resources to waste. Lawyers who are leaving their law firms to establish their own solo practice or small firm need this simple primer to fulfill their ethical and fiduciary responsibilities to safeguard the money belonging to… Read More »

Categories: Practice Aids, Law Practice Management
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